Ubisoft – one of the biggest game developers in the world – has joined the Blockchain Game Alliance. The Blockchain Game Alliance helps game developers implement blockchain technology within new titles, which – in principle – should improve game performance. It’s also designed to help regulate the blockchain gaming industry, ensuring that games aren’t fraudulent or designed to secretly mine cryptos.
Ubisoft produces some of the most popular games around, such as Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs. By implementing blockchain technology into its releases, it could quickly become one of the most respected developers around to match.
Solutions for Offending Players
One solution Ubisoft could look to implement would be a blockchain player management system. It would store all reports every player sends and would help a new automated punishment system provide the correct level of bans for cheaters and repeat offenders. For example, if a player uses offensive language and is reported for it – which happens to be the player’s first offense – then the punishment could be something small. However, if a player has a history of this behavior, then the automated systems could put a permanent block on the player’s account. Blockchain allows the player management system to be automated, saving both cost and time.
There are a handful of game developers out there that are attaching a dark cloud to blockchain and cryptocurrency within the video game space. Abstractism was recently pulled from the Steam store, as it contained a secret crypto mining script. Games like this are why the Blockchain Game Alliance exists – to ensure that gamers are kept safe and that this relatively new technology isn’t being abused.
Xbox Goes Blockchain
Microsoft has developed a new blockchain remittance platform and has already begun rolling it out on the Xbox store. When a player downloads a game, the remittance service is now fully automated and takes mere minutes for the developer to be paid. Under the previous system, this process would often take up to 40 days. The Xbox store is simply the guinea pig for the new blockchain system, as Microsoft is planning to spread it across its entire product range by the end of next year.
Ubisoft has had a handful of issues in the past with player data management, whereby game saves and accounts have simply gone missing. With Blockchain technology running through its new games, this problem will quickly become a distant memory. Firms are turning to blockchain to shore up their future, and it will certainly help Ubisoft develop a hoard of enthralling games in the coming years.